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Fri Oct 27, 2017, 04:01 AM

National engineering association calls for federal investigation into canceled S.C. nuclear reactors

Source: Post and Courier

A national association that represents professional engineers across the country is calling for a federal investigation into the cancellation of two nuclear reactors in South Carolina.

The National Society of Professional Engineers sent a letter to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Thursday asking the agency to investigate the nuclear construction effort at V.C. Summer Nuclear Station that was abandoned in July.

The push to have the country's nuclear regulators open an investigation comes more than a month after The Post and Courier uncovered the use of unlicensed construction designs for the $9 billion project in Fairfield County.

The newspaper's investigation Stamped for Failure highlighted a decision by Westinghouse to disregard state laws that require professional engineers to oversee and approve the blueprints for construction projects. Over the past decade, the Pennsylvania-based company was responsible for designing and constructing four new nuclear power plants at V.C. Summer and the Vogtle plant near Augusta.

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An environmental group also has requested an investigation from the S.C. Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, which is responsible for enforcing South Carolina's engineering laws, but state officials have yet to take any action.

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Read more: http://www.postandcourier.com/business/national-engineering-association-calls-for-federal-investigation-into-canceled-s/article_644f1a34-ba78-11e7-87bb-a346f8ff1a22.html

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Fri Oct 27, 2017, 04:39 AM

1. The GOP only wants to invest in coal now. Don't you understand that?

 

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Fri Oct 27, 2017, 06:08 AM

2. They have a big mess in SC

Loss of 10-20 billion of taxpayer money - a public utility (Santee Cooper), politicians paid off, secret reports, you name it.

It's a southern version of Enron.

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Fri Oct 27, 2017, 08:04 AM

3. Left electric customers on the hook for a squandered investment ...

... larger than the state's $8 billion annual budget.

http://www.postandcourier.com/business/stamped-for-failure-westinghouse-and-scana-used-unlicensed-workers-to/article_3ea2046a-9d39-11e7-a186-cb396c86b8b9.html
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Original article insinuates that rate payers had to pay for construction work in progress. I didn't know any states still did that. The obligation should be on the owners of the utility.

SCANA is a private company, not a municipal coop or an agency like TVA.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SCANA

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Fri Oct 27, 2017, 09:26 AM

4. What could...

"...disregard state laws that require professional engineers to oversee and approve the blueprints for construction projects."

Gee. What could possibly go wrong in a nuclear plant!!!

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